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Re: OO Gauge Winter Wonderland

Postby 70'sdreamer » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:56 pm

Very nice! Lovely details. :clap: :occasion-snowman:
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Re: OO Gauge Winter Wonderland

Postby royjess » Fri May 05, 2017 8:47 pm

Thanks for your comments.

I'm still waiting for the horse and carriage that I ordered back in October 2015 :o

I found this set on ebay which I place a bid for and won. This is to replace the horse and carriage that I'm waiting for.

I shortly got an email from the seller explaining that the kit didn't contain the horses, so we negotiated a refund to allow me to purchase some horses separately.

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The construction of the lower carriages almost completed, you get a choice whether to build these with the canopy up or down.

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I decided to build one with the canopy up and the other down

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The kit also comes with a selections of unpainted figures. I will also be adding some paint detailing to the carriages. I have some horsed on order and when they arrive, I will then paint figures, horsed and detailing all in one go

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Re: OO Gauge Winter Wonderland

Postby royjess » Fri May 12, 2017 7:02 pm

The Slater's 4mm horse kit arrived.

Each pack contains one horse, two half's of a horse which needs to be glued together.

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I used green stuff to fill the join and I left over night to set before sanding

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Horses are now ready to paint
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Postby number1 » Fri May 12, 2017 7:54 pm

Carriages look great, glad you sorted the runaway horses and corralled some replacements
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Re: OO Gauge Winter Wonderland

Postby royjess » Fri May 12, 2017 8:24 pm

Thanks Number1

I actually sourced the replacement horses before I negotiated a partial refund to cover the replacements. I initially thought that they were a pack of two horses, I didn't realise that they were two half's a horse making just the one horse :oops: so I just only got a partial refund to cover the cost of replacing two out of the four horses required. But I'm still happy with the outcome though :D
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Postby royjess » Sat May 20, 2017 2:06 pm

The figures, horses and carriages painted ready to add to the layout

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To be concluded soon....
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Postby royjess » Sat May 20, 2017 3:15 pm

The horse and carriages were added to either side of the level crossing

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And the remaining figures added to the waiting room inside, they wouldn't want to be seated on the out side benches in the snow, would they?

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Thank you to everyone for following this project and for your interest

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Postby number1 » Sat May 20, 2017 6:41 pm

Excellent, hope to see it in action at xmas :lol:
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Re: OO Gauge Winter Wonderland

Postby steve131 » Sat May 20, 2017 8:48 pm

:clap: Very nice . What next?
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Re: OO Gauge Winter Wonderland

Postby royjess » Sun May 21, 2017 9:13 am

steve131 wrote::clap: Very nice . What next?


Thank you,

I'm still working on current project including the Falcon, Trams, R2 and I need to build some display cabinets.

We are looking at building 2 more layouts, one in N gauge and we are also planning one in T gauge :o
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Re: OO Gauge Winter Wonderland

Postby Mark » Mon May 22, 2017 5:57 am

What ? No Z ?

Love the snow Roy, it looks perfect. Blooming freezing !!
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Re: OO Gauge Winter Wonderland

Postby royjess » Mon May 22, 2017 9:55 am

Mark wrote:What ? No Z ?



In my research, Z gauge don't really take up less space than a N gauge despite being a smaller scale. With a T gauge, Jess wanted a layout more manageable that could have sitting on her lap, all I need is some tweezers, magnify glass and a steady hand :lol:

Teeny trains set layout will fit and run inside this box :o

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This is the world smallest train set by teeny trains :o

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But the teeny trains are propelled by electro magnets.

We are looking at the ones with nano motors in that works like a normal train set

A video of the Teeny trains set can be found here



However you don't get any smaller than this one :o



Mark wrote:Love the snow Roy, it looks perfect. Blooming freezing !!


I keep forgetting that the snow is fake, each time I open up the case, I'm expecting a burst of cold air to emerge from it, just like opening up the freezer :lol:
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Re: OO Gauge Winter Wonderland

Postby Mark » Tue May 23, 2017 5:58 am

I was thinking T gauge was somewhere between N and OO. Must be getting confused with TT, or something else. I'd never heard of T gauge before. It looks incredible.
I'd always fancied Z gauge, but there isn't a great availability, and it's not actually THAT tiny. Now you know I can't resist anything really tiny, and I found the www.tgauge.com actually do a locomotive kit in T gauge. How am I supposed to resist temptation like that ? It's just not fair - they do international delivery too.....
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Re: OO Gauge Winter Wonderland

Postby royjess » Tue May 23, 2017 7:52 am

We initially had a couple of N gauge layouts planed, until we came across the T gauge. We've already have been looking at the tguage.com site for a while now and also shape ways do T gauge locomotives and accessories. Weather it's possible to fit the motorise chassis in these or not, I don't know.

Here is a you tube video where someone used a combination of T gauge motorise running trains along with the teenytrain magnetic powered cars



Here is the Shapeways links

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/everythingtgauge

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/mepc

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/soehave

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/mattstgauge

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/ccetrains

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/samstrains

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/spoorob ... 450%29&s=0

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/pegasusdesigns

I also sure there with a little bit more searching that there will be more shapeways T gauge designers out there.
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Re: OO Gauge Winter Wonderland

Postby Mark » Fri May 26, 2017 5:59 am

Well, I resisted the urge to resist temptation, so a T gauge set is ordered, and hopefully will be on its was soon. Including an etched kit for the Deltic locomotive. That should be a walk in the park, it's only 1/450 scale :laughing-rolling:

I was looking at those Shapeways locos. I don't know if they will fit on a motorized chassis or not. I only came across one where somebody actually showed a working version of his loco. However, it would be relatively easy to make a dummy loco and have it pushed by a motorised carriage. A selection of thin plasticard, tube, and some dummy wheels might be the way to go ?
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Re: OO Gauge Winter Wonderland

Postby royjess » Fri May 26, 2017 9:45 am

Mark wrote:Well, I resisted the urge to resist temptation, so a T gauge set is ordered, and hopefully will be on its was soon. Including an etched kit for the Deltic locomotive. That should be a walk in the park, it's only 1/450 scale :laughing-rolling:


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I was looking at those Shapeways locos. I don't know if they will fit on a motorized chassis or not. I only came across one where somebody actually showed a working version of his loco.


By what I can see, it looks like the shapeways are not designed to fit a motorised chassis apart from some of the electric diesel.

Mark wrote: However, it would be relatively easy to make a dummy loco and have it pushed by a motorised carriage. A selection of thin plasticard, tube, and some dummy wheels might be the way to go ?


That was my thinking too

Have you decides on a layout yet? We have been looking at their track plans and we quiet like the [TP-9] Great escape, but this will take up the same space as a N gauge layout which really defeat the object of having a smaller scale. We also like the [TP-6] Oakwood and [TP-7] Triple Bridge Creek, the latter is probably the one that we are going for.

Once we get our car back on the road, then we will look at our budget and then decide what our next project will be :D
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Re: OO Gauge Winter Wonderland

Postby Mark » Fri May 26, 2017 1:49 pm

I haven't decided on a layout yet. there is a website, http://www.scarm.info that has a free layout designer, with some nice designs in Z gauge. I was thinking of adapting one of those to T. Unfortunately the website seems to be down at the moment. Annoyingly the software only works on a PC, not my Mac, so I'll have to work at work at lunchtimes. I've ordered a starter set, a couple of points, and half a loop, so there is enough track to make a half double, half single loop.
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Re: OO Gauge Winter Wonderland

Postby Mark » Fri May 26, 2017 5:58 pm

The SCARM website is back up again. I quite like this Z gauge layout and was thinking of adapting it to T gauge.

http://www.scarm.info/layouts/track_plans.php?ltp=64
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Re: OO Gauge Winter Wonderland

Postby royjess » Fri May 26, 2017 8:20 pm

That's a really nice layout there. A really great choice
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